Dilip Kajale

Dilip Kajale

Assistant Professor & Associate Dean of Faculty


Ph.D., University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany

Specialization : Agricultural Economics, Market and Marketing of Agro Food, Supply Chain in Agriculture, Climate Change and Farmers’ Collectives.




218, Main Building Ext: 332


Dilip is an Assistant Professor of Agricultural Economics at Gokhale Institute. Before this, he was a scientific staff at the Institute of Agricultural Policy and Markets, University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany.
His research interests are consumer behaviour and food, marketing of agricultural inputs and products, farm value chains, farmers’ collectives and farmer producer organisations, climate change, impact evaluation and ICT in Agriculture.
Dilip teaches Strategic Agro-Food Marketing and Supply Chain Management. He has published articles in peer-reviewed journals and presented his research at international conferences. He has completed projects on Agriculture and Rural Development for governments and industry.
Dilip has a PhD in Agricultural Economics from the University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, an M.Sc. in Agricultural Economics from Dr Panjabrao Deshmukh Agricultural University, Akola, and a B.Sc. in Agricultural Sciences from the Mahatma Phule Agricultural University, Rahuri.


  1. A. Khurana, D. Kajale, A. A.Cariappa, & V. V. Krishna (2024). “Shaping India’s climate future: A perspective on harnessing carbon credits from agriculture” Outlook on Agriculture0(0). https://doi.org/10.1177/00307270241240778
  2. S. Nawal and D Kajale (2023). Farm Access Roads: The Low Cost Convergence Model for Doubling Farmers’ Income in India. Economic Affairs, Vol. 68 (04), pp. 2309-2316, DOI: 10.46852/0424-2513.4.2023.38
  3. S. Malik and D. Kajale (2024).  “Empowering Small and Marginal Farmers: Unveiling the Potential and Addressing Obstacles of Farmer Producer Organizations in India,” Research on World Agricultural Economy, vol. 5(1), pp 32-47. DOI:https://doi.org/10.36956/rwae.v5i1.994
  4. Dilip B. Kajale & T. C. Becker (2013). “Determinants of Consumer Support for Mandatory Labelling of Genetically Modified Food in India: A student survey,” British Food Journal, Vol. 115 (11), pp.1597–1611.  doi.org/10.1108/BFJ-12-2011-0302
  5. Dilip B. Kajale & T. C. Becker (2014). “Effects of Information on Young Consumers’ Willingness to Pay for Genetically Modified Food Products,” Ecology of Food and Nutrition, Vol 53:1(20), pp. 292–311.  doi:10.1080/03670244.2013.824433 
  6. Dilip B. Kajale & T. C. Becker (2014). “Willingness to Pay for Golden Rice in India: A Contingent Valuation Method Analysis,” Journal of Food Products Marketing, Vol. 21 (4), pp 319-336, doi:10.1080/10454446.2012.726946
  7. Dilip B. Kajale & T. C. Becker (2014). “Factors Influencing Young Consumers’ Acceptance of   Genetically Modified Food in India,” Journal of Food Products Marketing, Vol 21 (5), pp. 461-481, doi:10.1080/10454446.2013.845866
  8. N. Bharti and Kajale D. B. (2013). “Marketing Strategies for Millet and Millet Products in India,” In: Global consultation on millets promotion for health & nutritional security, 18-20th December 2013. Society for Millets Research, Directorate of Sorghum Research. p. 120-133
  9. K. C. Supekar and Kajale D. B. (2019). “Contribution of Co-operatives in the Transformation of Rural Economy – A case of Banas Dairy,” in Synergy: A Journal of Management, Vol. 21(2), pp. 18-27
  10. Digital needs & gaps assessment for farmer producer organizations in Maharashtra, India

Book chapters

  1. K. C. Supekar, D. B. Kajale and A.K. Ghule (2021). Udaipur Milk Producers Cooperative Union: A Case of Women Empowerment in book “Catalysing Sustainable Development through Producers Collectives”
  2. K. C. Supekar and D. B. Kajale (2019). Jalgaon Milk Union – A Case of Revival through Improved Governance in book “Emerging Global Economic Situation: Impact on Trade and Agribusiness in India”
  3. K. C. Supekar and D. B. Kajale (2019). Innovations in Agri Business: National Cooperative Dairy Federation of India’s (NCDFI) eMarket, A Ray of Hope in book “Emerging Global Economic Situation: Impact on Trade and Agribusiness in India”

Research projects

  1. Monitoring and Evaluation (MELD Agency) of the Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana-Watershed Development Component (PMKSY-WDC), Vasundhara Watershed Development Agency, Government of Maharashtra. 2019-2022. Funded by the Government of India. (Earlier Integrated Watershed Management Programme). 2023
  2. Comparative Study of Socioeconomic and Cultural Linkages Of The Villages On State Boundary (Maharashtra And Karnataka, India). From 2015– ongoing
  3. Impact Evaluation of the Model Village Project (Adarshgaon Yojana) and Adarshgaon Hiware Bazar., Government of Maharashtra, 2023. 
  4. Economic Headroom: Understanding economic headroom in Rice value chain/Rice production system, for Asia Technology Innovation Centre, John Deere, India (with Prof. Dr Peter Breunig, The Weihenstephan-Triesdorf University of Applied Science, Germany. 2018 – 2019
  5. Evaluation of the Integrated Watershed Management Programme (IWMP) in Maharashtra state, India. For the Directorate of Economics and Statistics, Government of Maharashtra, India. 2018-2019
  6. Working on Pressurized Irrigation Network System (PINS) in Maharashtra State, India. For the Department of Agriculture, Cooperation & Farmers Welfare, Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Government of India. 2017-2018
  7. Strategic Research and Extension Plan (SREP Agriculture) for Pune district, Government of Maharashtra, India. 2017
  8. Quality Evaluation of Rural Work Projects Under District Planning Committee (DPC), Wardha, Government of Maharashtra, India (rural development projects). 2018-19
  9. Quality Evaluation of Water Conservation Projects Under the Jalyukt Shivar Abhiyan Scheme and projects under District Planning Committee (DPC) Ahmednagar, Government of Maharashtra, India (water conservation and rural development projects). 2017
  10. Quality Evaluation of Projects Under District Planning Committee (DPC), Pune, Government of Maharashtra, India (rural development projects). 2016
  11. Quality Evaluation of Projects Under District Planning Committee (DPC), Pune: Sinhagad Forest Joint Forest Management Committee.  Government of Maharashtra, India. 2016

Scholarships & Awards

  1. German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Scholarship Award for PhD Studies, at the University of Hohenheim, Germany (2007-2011)
  2. Eiselen Foundation Ulm Research Grant, Germany (2009)
  3. Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) Merit Cum Means (MCM) Scholarships for Under Graduate Program, India (1999-2003)

Presentations in Conferences

  • Sugarcane India: Competing Crops and Diversification of Rotations, in Cash Crop Conference 2023, Nairobi, Kenya (18-22 June 2023)
  • Digital Tools in Small Holder Crop Production in India, in Cash Crop Conference 2022 – Poland (5 – 11 June 2022)
  • Impact of Global Crisis (COVID19; Ukraine War) on Food Security in India, in Cash Crop Conference 2022 – Poland (5 – 11 June 2022)
  • Sugarcane India: What to Expect from the Upcoming Season in India, in Cash Crop Conference 2022 – Poznan/Poland (5 – 11 June 2022)
  • Drivers for Mechanization in Smallholder Systems: India in agribenchmark Web Conference 2021 (7-11 June 2021)
  • Global Sugar Cane Production: Trends, Challenges and Perspectives 2020: How Do Sugar Cane Growers React in India, in agri benchmark Web Conference Sugar 2020 (20- 23 October 2020)
  • Crop Production in 2030 – What Challenges do Producers Face? – Panel discussion, in Cash Crop Conference 2019 – Winnipeg/Canada (23 -27 June 2019)
  • Small Farmers: Post-Harvest Management Bottlenecks in India, in Cash Crop Conference 2019 – Winnipeg/Canada (23 -27 June 2019)
  • Sugarcane India: Understanding of the Production System and Impact of Drought, in Cash Crop Conference 2019 – Canada (23 -27 June 2019)
  • Rice Economics: Rice Production in India, In Cash Crop Conference Beijing/China (3.-7 June 2018)
  • Sugar Production in India – How Does It Look Like? in Cash Crop Conference Beijing/China (3.-7 June 2018)
  • Training on Jalyukt Shivar Abhiyan Scheme (Water Conservation) for Officers from the Ahmednagar district, Government of Maharashtra, 2016

PhD Thesis (Principle Supervisor)

  1. Study on Growth of Cooperative Dairy Industry in India and its Role in Improvement of Rural Livelihood – Dr  K C Supekar (2023)
  2. Impact of Urbanization on Semi-Arid Agriculture in Hyderabad, India – Kanchan Ghugre (ongoing) 
  3. Price Behaviour and Value chain of Pigeon Pea in India – Sachin Kadam (ongoing)
  4. Social capital in Farmer Producer Companies in India – Sushant Mali (ongoing)
  5. Essay on Modern/Integrated Agricultural Value Chains: Farmers Farmer Producer Companies (FPCs) in Maharashtra – Dasharath Tambhale (ongoing)
  6. The Study of Financial Performance of Farmer Producer Companies in Maharashtra- Tulshidas Solanke (ongoing)
  7. Economics of Connecting Carbon Market to Regenerative Agriculture – Ananya Khurana (ongoing)